By Ismaila Chafe
President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted veteran broadcaster and former Director General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Malam Danladi Bako, on his 65th birthday.
In a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Sunday in Abuja, Buhari felicitated the journalist who contributed to ”the dynamism of media in Nigeria, especially on development.”
The president rejoiced with Bako for a rewarding and memorable time as broadcaster, scholar, administrator and public servant.
He lauded him for deploying his talent to create programmes that inspire and integrate, like the Morning Ride on NTA, which gave opportunity for many to advocate, counsel and ventilate.
Buhari also commended Bako for guiding many to see journalism as a career for continuous mind renewal, an adventure into unraveling the unknown, and telling the truth that encourages peace and harmony.
The president noted the discipline, diligence and focus of the broadcaster, and his penchant for research and rigorous study.
He equally commended Bako’s large- heartedness and ability to discover many talents as a scriptwriter, director and producer, with many of his prodigies playing leading roles in the movie industry, Nollywood.
Buhari prayed for good health, strength and more wisdom for Bako, who is also an expert in development communication, and his family to keep serving the country.